Greenlight Capital Raised General Mtrs Co (GM) Position by $954.49 Million as Market Valuation Declined; Woodley Farra Manion Portfolio Management Position in Microsoft (MSFT) Has Lowered by $888,675 as Valuation Rose

April 22, 2018 - By Adrian Mccoy

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David Einhorn increased its stake in General Mtrs Co (GM) by 1193.11% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Greenlight Capital Inc bought 23.86 million shares as the company’s stock declined 17.02% with the market. The hedge fund run by David Einhorn held 25.86M shares of the auto manufacturing company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.06B, up from 2.00M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Greenlight Capital Inc who had been investing in General Mtrs Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $52.67B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.42% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $37.61. About 8.70M shares traded. General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) has risen 0.46% since April 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.09% the S&P500.

Woodley Farra Manion Portfolio Management Inc decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 2.08% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Woodley Farra Manion Portfolio Management Inc sold 10,455 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.63% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 492,444 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $42.12M, down from 502,899 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Woodley Farra Manion Portfolio Management Inc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $731.48B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.15% or $1.11 during the last trading session, reaching $95. About 25.59M shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 37.43% since April 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.88% the S&P500.

Among 29 analysts covering General Motors Company (NYSE:GM), 17 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 59% are positive. General Motors Company had 94 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 22 by UBS. Guggenheim upgraded the shares of GM in report on Monday, November 20 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Tuesday, August 9. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, October 25 by Citigroup. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Sector Perform” rating and $39 target in Thursday, October 22 report. The stock of General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) earned “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, April 9. The stock of General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, February 12 by Citigroup. As per Wednesday, November 1, the company rating was downgraded by Nomura. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 25 by Deutsche Bank. The stock of General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, January 11 by Credit Suisse.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.9 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.03, from 0.87 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 64 investors sold GM shares while 322 reduced holdings. 122 funds opened positions while 225 raised stakes. 999.45 million shares or 1.00% less from 1.01 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Art Advsrs Ltd Liability reported 69,300 shares or 0.13% of all its holdings. Dt Prns Ltd Llc accumulated 75,071 shares. Ontario – Canada-based Toronto Dominion Bancorporation has invested 0.07% in General Motors Company (NYSE:GM). Ledyard National Bank & Trust owns 17,318 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio. Perella Weinberg Partners Capital LP stated it has 183,992 shares. Kbc Group Nv invested in 1.67 million shares or 0.58% of the stock. Wellington Shields And Limited Liability Corp accumulated 107,550 shares or 2.37% of the stock. Glg Prtn LP has 24,343 shares. Alpha Cubed Invs Lc reported 5,667 shares. Bessemer Group Incorporated has invested 0% of its portfolio in General Motors Company (NYSE:GM). Lmr Partners Ltd Liability Partnership accumulated 19,249 shares or 0.08% of the stock. Aviva Public Limited Com invested in 0.25% or 1.06 million shares. Ontario – Canada-based 1832 Asset Mngmt Ltd Partnership has invested 0.01% in General Motors Company (NYSE:GM). California-based Ww Invsts has invested 0.29% in General Motors Company (NYSE:GM). Daiwa Securities Inc has invested 0.12% of its portfolio in General Motors Company (NYSE:GM).

Greenlight Capital Inc, which manages about $11.41 billion and $5.50 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Altaba Inc by 2.07M shares to 2.22M shares, valued at $154.82M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Conduent Inc by 1.62M shares in the quarter, leaving it with 4.34 million shares, and cut its stake in Gap Inc Del (NYSE:GPS).

Among 37 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 29 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 173 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. UBS maintained it with “Buy” rating and $105 target in Thursday, November 9 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Thursday, November 17. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Friday, October 23. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $58.0 target. The rating was maintained by Bernstein on Thursday, February 1 with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 11 by Credit Suisse. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Monday, July 3. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, August 21 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Buy” on Tuesday, September 26. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, January 25 by J.P. Morgan. Canaccord Genuity maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Thursday, June 1. Canaccord Genuity has “Hold” rating and $6800 target.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $930,912 activity.

Woodley Farra Manion Portfolio Management Inc, which manages about $607.27 million and $910.91 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Raytheon Co (NYSE:RTN) by 2,880 shares to 35,768 shares, valued at $6.72M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Us Bancorp Del (NYSE:USB) by 18,033 shares in the quarter, for a total of 573,554 shares, and has risen its stake in Merck & Co Inc (NYSE:MRK).

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on April, 26 after the close. They expect $0.85 earnings per share, up 16.44% or $0.12 from last year’s $0.73 per share. MSFT’s profit will be $6.54 billion for 27.94 P/E if the $0.85 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.96 actual earnings per share reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -11.46% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.06, from 0.83 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 39 investors sold MSFT shares while 1012 reduced holdings. 134 funds opened positions while 676 raised stakes. 5.46 billion shares or 0.90% less from 5.51 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Stock Yards Commercial Bank owns 277,475 shares for 2.61% of their portfolio. Kensico Capital Mgmt invested 8.89% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Moreover, Argent Cap Limited Liability Company has 0.75% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Plante Moran Fincl Advsr Llc, Michigan-based fund reported 25,753 shares. 7,793 were reported by Oakmont Limited Liability. Rock Point Advsr Ltd Liability reported 8,341 shares. Moreno Evelyn V, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 117,197 shares. Odey Asset Mgmt Limited reported 18,640 shares stake. Fiduciary Services Of The Southwest Tx holds 0.99% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 39,638 shares. Armstrong Henry H holds 15.41% or 1.07 million shares in its portfolio. Ohio-based Van Cleef Asset Managementinc has invested 3.31% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Hays Advisory Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 0.16% or 5,416 shares. Roffman Miller Assoc Pa holds 4.1% or 388,699 shares in its portfolio. Pggm Invests has invested 0.8% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Moreover, Spectrum Group Inc Inc has 1.3% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

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